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Jan 28, 2019

The Three Basic Knots You Actually Need to Know

Knot tying. It’s a thing. If you read any "men's lifestyle" content, you've no doubt seen an exhaustive list of "essential knots every man needs to know." You proceed to read their list of seven, or ten, or fourteen, and by the time you get to the bottom of the list, you can't even remember the name of the first one, let alone how to tie it. 

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Jun 18, 2018

How To: Make a $2 Nautical Knotted Rope Bracelet

The sun is out, sleeves are getting short, and that means: it's time to update your look for the season.

We have created two easy DIY projects that will add a nautical touch to your wardrobe without breaking the bank or having to buy a boat. Learn how to make your own knotted bracelet and...come sail, uh, away?

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Feb 26, 2014

How to: Make a Custom Bike Frame Carrying Handle

created at: 02/26/2014

Bicycles get around by pedals, chains, gears, and wheels. Except, all the times that they don't, and they get around by being carried by their rider. Anyone who spends significant time on a bicycle can attest— on nearly every ride, there's a time when your bike gets lifted off the ground.  

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Oct 16, 2013

How to: Make a Hammock from Scratch

Summer seems like the obvious hammock season, but I actually love to spend evenings outside during autumn. Sure, it gets dark early and it might be a bit chilly, but that's part of the fun. 

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May 20, 2013

How To: Make a $2 Nautical Knotted Rope Bracelet, Part II

Nautical Bracelet DIY

Today we'll show you another design that's just as easy and cool looking as our previous one. Grab a pair of scissors and some rope and follow along.

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Mar 11, 2013

How to: Roll Up an Extension Cord Like a Pro

created at: 03/11/2013

I use extension cords on nearly all of my projects: powering tools in my outlet-starved basement workshops, plugging in task lights for fine handwork like cutting stencils or sewing, or snaking it through my kitchen to use outside for extra messy projects. And the rest of the time, my extension cords sit in a hopelessly bundled and tangled lump in a corner of my shop.   

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Dec 09, 2010

How To: Tie a Tie

created at: 12/09/2010

Just in case you were wondering...

 

Oh, you actually wanna know how to tie a tie? Okay...

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Jun 15, 2010

How to Tie a Bowline - A Good-to-Know Knot for All Occassions

A ManMade man is a resourceful man, and while we don't buy into the lone-ranger-ish, solely self-reliant masculine stereotypes, we do believe that classic skills always belong in one's repertoire.

One such skill is tying effiecient knots, those that effectively and safely attach one thing to another, hold it still while you want it there, and then are easily released when you don't.

The quick-tie bowline knot seems to be a perfect one to learn.   

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